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tv   BOS Budget and Finance Sub Committee 7616  SFGTV  July 9, 2016 9:30am-10:01am PDT

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>> all right. good morning, everybody. welcome to the to the board of supervisors budget & finance subcommittee of wednesday, july 6, 2016, i'm katie tang the vice chair and sitting if for our chair male and female a supervisor wiener and also commissioner loo pr our clerk is linda one thing and thank you nona melkonian and
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staff and madam clerk, any announcements? >> completed speaker cards and documents to be included should be submitted to the clerk. items acted upon today will appear on the july 12th board of supervisors agenda unless otherwise stated. >> thank you can you call our only item ordinance for the tax regulations code to impose a used tax at twaerdz of one percent for 25 years for administrative code by the board of states equalization. >> supervisor wiener is here. >> thank you very much madam chair the the item before you the sales tax we held at about hearing and presentation and made amendments and continued to say it before you us there is a champion charter amendment that is pending in the rules committee and that will be heard at the rules committee tomorrow
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this sales tax the funds for it would be used transportation, and transportation improvement and home services i do have an amendment that two alternative amendments revised section 6 and particularly the authority to make sure this measure and the charter amendment pending the rules committee appear next to each other the sales tax immediately following the charter amendment so both proposed alternative amendments accomplish that to require the in succession one the alternative amendments designates those will will be the local measures in other words of san francisco measures followed then belittles nexus study will be the proposed bond
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as supervisor peskin a authorizing my preference will be to have those inform measures be the first two focal measures that will allow us to throw the charter amendment will allow us to make very sizeable investments in the transportation needs as well as funds effectively our new department of homelessness in support of services and to jeff and on the boost to transition folks off the streets through permanent housing my preference will be the alternative version of this amendment that makes those two san francisco ballot measures after a discuss with and public comment and based on how the committee feels i'll make a motion for one version felt amendment and will then
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move to continue is one week as amended to next wednesday thank you, supervisor wiener. do we have any questions or comments on this no maybe we'll go to public comment first on item one is there any public comment please come forward >> okay eileen district retained in opposition to co-mingling the items two a single tax a capricious a more focus on transportation is the one half cent sales tax a more focused approach for homelessness is the tax on technology companies which is file number 16060 with this approach actually a relationship between cause-and-effect on the november ballot there will be 17 state ballots with 20
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local ballots initiatives to keep them as precise as possible particularly since there are $400 million in new taxed being permitted on the new ballot initiatives alone i'd like to urge the board to anticipate the voter fatigue and not move forward i've seeing that supervisor wiener has anticipated that i'll oppose the wiener amendment the first two amendments on the san francisco ballot thank you. >> thank you very much. >> next speaker, please. >> good morning. my name is a richard rothman i'm here to oppose this we live in one of the most progressive city's in the country why the progressive sales measures the sales tax mr. ed reiskin was on a web bar last week he bet 40 or a majority of
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questions were why is sales tax and even he had a hard time dpnd why can't we have a congestion tax this accomplishes two goals collect revenues and then reduce the number of cars in the downtown area and help vision zero i'm sure we have the technology with fast track or take cameras you know we need to think outside the box and not having those requests of sales tax the other reason i'm against this we need to send a message to mta that has my one of my neighbors say their arrogant don't listen to the people that is hard to talk to them you don't know who to talk to call 311 the last 7, 8, 9 i called they don't acknowledge or answer
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my calls and some a message needs to be sent to mta they need to improve their customer service now the sustainable street needs to be reorganized by functions by neighborhoods now i know that adopt needs nor resources than the outer richmond and the sunset but no reasons they want manager the planning and the planning i mean, the engineers and the planners together and have teams i propose one team for district one and 4 and 7 or one for 2. >> this is the only way i know how to send is a message to mta that they need to change the way they do business and sometimes they forgot there is a western half of the city thank you. >> thank you very much
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any public comment on item one please step forward. >> seeing none, public comment is closed. and so we have before us the amendment that supervisor wiener has proposed supervisor yee. >> thank you, supervisor wiener for through the chair are we discussing one of the alternatives or both. >> through the vice chair i've forwarded both alternatives in the committee we can make a choice my preference is the most important to have the two together my strongest preference is to have them the first two san francisco measures this is an incredibly important revenue measure into to the department of homelessness in terms of charter amendment creates funding for the homelessness and support services as well as so for muni for vision zero, for
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bart and caltrain so to me it make sense as the first two alternative items i'll see what my fellow commissioners have to say. >> sure. >> i think one of your amendments to ask the director of elections to put items two item next to each other make sense to me and i a support that in terms of a amendment i think the other alternatives does the same thing but to list them as the first two items i'll have objections there is a protocol we've been following for years and the - it is hard for me to sit here and say that is more important than another
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item you you don't i don't want to end up every election what is more important so we'll be the first so that's - unless you have a better reasoning for this i'm not sure i can support the alternative of having the first two items. >> supervisor wiener. >> i ma'am, vice chair i see your view. >> i completely agree bundling the items together so hopefully voters can better understand why this sales tax is proposed and for what purpose i actually don't have a strong preference where we should designate through the ordinance you know letter ab i think i can go either way but supervisor yee has expressing expressed concerns about you
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know porsche being an issue in the future i'll lean towards saying if once the director of elections assigns a letter to the sales tax whatever the next letter follows is the charter amendment. >> okay. so the - >> the second amendment will be my preference. >> not putting them - putting them together but the majority is go with the version that simply payers the two together so i'll make a motion to amend this item to include the amendment with doesn't i'll provide to the clerk that designates the two charter and the sales tax will appear together in order with the sales tax following the charter amendment immediately but no where on the list of local ballot measures it will
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appear that's my motion. >> i'll second. >> seconded by supervisor yee. >> i move we continue the item as amended to next wednesday. >> all right. this is july 13th. >> yeah. >> second supervisor yee. >> bless you. >> all right. seconded by supervisor yee without objection this is continued to the july 13th budget & finance committee committee madam clerk, is there any other business before this body? >> there's no further business. >> all right. this meeting is adjourned
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>> feel like it really is a community. they are not the same thing, but it really does feel like there's that kind of a five. everybody is there to enjoy a
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touring the country and sharing gen-x 7 as a. her mainstream reputation grew with her novel. theses san francisco public library took notice and asked her if she would begin carrying a monthly reading series based on her community. >> a lot of the raiders that i work with our like underground writers. they're just coming at publishing and at being a writer from this underground way. coming in to the library is awesome. very good for the library to show this writing community that they are welcome. at first, people were like, you want me to read at the library, really? things like that. >> as a documentary, there are
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interviews -- [inaudible] >> radar readings are focused on clear culture. strayed all others might write about gay authors. gay authors might write about universal experiences. the host creates a welcoming environment for everybody. there is no cultural barrier to entry. >> the demographic of people who come will match the demographic of the reader. it is very simple. if we want more people of color, you book more people of color. you want more women, your book more women. kind of like that. it gets mixed up a little bit. in general, we kind of have a core group of people who come every month. their ages and very. we definitely have some folks
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who are straight. >> the loyal audience has allowed michelle to take more chances with the monthly lineup. established authors bring in an older audience. younker authors bring in their friends from the community who might be bringing in an older author. >> raider has provided a stage for more than 400 writers. it ranges from fiction to academics stories to academic stories this service the underground of queer fell, history, or culture. >> and there are so many different literary circles in san francisco. i have been programming this reading series for nine years. and i still have a huge list on my computer of people i need to carry into this. >> the supportive audience has
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allowed michele to try new experiment this year, the radar book club. a deep explorationer of a single work. after the talk, she bounces on stage to jump-start the q&a. less charlie rose and more carson daly. >> san francisco is consistently ranked as one of the most literate cities in the united states. multiple reading events are happening every night of the year, competing against a big names like city arts and lectures. radar was voted the winner of these san francisco contest. after two decades of working for free, michelle is able to make radar her full-time job. >> i am a right to myself, but i feel like my work in this world is eagerly to bring writers
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together and to produce literary events. if i was only doing my own work, i would not be happy. it is, like throwing a party or a dinner party. i can match that person with that person. it is really fun for me. it is nerve wracking during the actual readings. i hope everyone is good. i hope the audience likes them. i hope everybody shows up. but everything works out. at the end of the reading, everyone is happy. ♪ >> >>[gavel] >> good morning. welcome to our special rules committee meeting of july 6 26 and him katie c